2008 Fulbright/HEC/USAID Scholarship Competition

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2008 Fulbright/HEC/

USAID Scholarship Competition
Application Deadline:
May 28, 2007

The majority of funding for this program is provided by the
Higher
Education Commission (HEC) of the Government of Pakistan. This

program will fund up to four years of graduate study in the United

States towards a Ph.D. degree. This may be coursework and/or research

towards a Ph.D. or an entire program. Successful candidates will
begin
their program of study in the fall of 2008. In addition to
academic work,
persons selected are expected to share information
about Pakistani life and
culture with their U.S. colleagues and with
community groups in the U.S. On
returning to Pakistan, Fulbright
grantees are expected to share their U.S.
experiences with colleagues
and community groups in Pakistan.

All
disciplines are welcome to apply, with the exception of clinical
medical
fields. Priority will be given to the pure and applied
sciences, technology,
agriculture, health, economics, finance and
fields essential for Pakistan’s
socio-economic development. The grant
funds tuition, required textbooks,
airfare, a trip home after two
years, a living stipend, and health
insurance. USEFP will assist with
the visa application
process.

Applicants with more than two years of research and work
experience
in their field are strongly encouraged to apply. Successful

applicants must be committed to serving Pakistan. It is highly
desirable
that candidates have work experience in teaching, research,
or the public
sector in Pakistan. They must be Pakistani citizens
with a strong academic
history and either am M.Phil or four year’s
Bachelors and Master’s degree
totaling 18 years of formal education
from an accredited university.
Successful candidates should be poised
to assume a leadership position in
their field. Successful applicants
will be required to post a bond with the
HEC. This bond is redeemable
on a year-for-year basis after returning to
work in Pakistan, so that
as long as a person fulfills his/her service
requirement, the grantee
will not have to pay anything.

Employees
their spouses, fiancés, siblings, children and parents of
the Fulbright
organization, the U.S. Department of State, USAID or
the HEC are also
ineligible.

Please note that GRE and TOEFL scores must be submitted along
with
the application. For applicants who are taking the GRE and TOEFL

after the application deadline, proof of registration must be
attached
with your application and scores must be received by July
30, 2007.
Applicants must possess a high level of fluency in spoken
and written
English. The minimum iBT TOEFL score required is 90. On
the GRE, a minimum
score of 300 is required on each section of the
examination, with a higher
score on the section most applicable to
the applicant’s field of
study.

You may apply to both the Masters and Ph.D. program, as a
continued
Masters leading to Ph.D. USEFP reserves the right to award grants
in
the program it considers most appropriate.

All application
materials (original and one copy), including
references, must be received by
USEFP by 4:30 p.m. on May 28, 2007.

To download the forms goto

http://www.usefpakistan.org/FulbrightHECUSAID.html

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